A WINE shop worker was viciously attacked and had coins thrown at him after refusing to serve a woman with no ID.

The woman left the shop after a verbal dispute with a staff member before returning with a male and launching an assault on the victim.

Now police have released a CCTV image of two people they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Officers were called to Wine Art Westbourne in Seamoor Road on the evening of Sunday November 3.

They were told that at around 4.45pm a female entered the shop and was refused alcohol for not providing any identification, which led to a verbal dispute with the member of staff.

She left the store but returned around an hour later with a male.

The woman opened the door and was verbally abusive to the shop worker.

He went out to challenge her and was punched in the face. Two members of the public intervened and the suspects walked away.

At around 7.20pm the pair returned to the store again and the woman threw something, believed to be coins, at the member of staff while the man pushed over wine bottles that were on the counter, causing some to smash.

He then repeatedly punched the victim to the face. The woman also hit him in the face and the victim was further assaulted by the man before he was able to push them both out of the store.

The victim sustained a cut to his face as well as bruising to his arm and an injury to his ribs as a result of the assault.

Sergeant Steve Boston, of Dorset Police, said: "The victim was subjected to a nasty assault as he was just going about his job and we are determined to identify those responsible.

"We have been making enquiries into this incident and I am now releasing a CCTV image from the store in the hope that someone will recognise the suspects.

"I would urge anyone with information as to their identity to please contact us."

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting occurrence number 55190173617, or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.